On my mind lately has been change. I'm not saying that I've been changing my mind, I'm thinking of the concept of change in a whole. You hear people talk about how we need to change as a city, a nation, or the entire world but what good does it do to simply make the statement(which in my mind is more of a undermined suggestion), but really what we need is to find someone that is willing to make this happen. I'm not talking about Obama, here. I'm saying someone who really wants to do something to change the world. Everybody talks about it, but how many people fully comprehend what they're talking about? I'd say that the world needs someone to do something about this, but that person should do so with the power of suggestion and has the influence to have someone listen to them.
The concept I'm trying to get across is similar to how our nation is set up but an updated, more intact version. We have a president who uses suggestion to set the underlying branches of the government to enforce change. That started with similar intent to mine but it later grew to corrupt itself because of the power it holds.
Imagine if we had someone that could gain influence over a large enough group to set things straight for everybody as a whole, but with good enough intentions that it would make sense to follow them. Imagine seeing a society keen enough that if you looked outside of your window, you could see people being friendly enough to one-another to actually work together and offer help. A good attitude could be infectious enough to spread and make a similar effect, but that fades out as it passes through other people.
Jesus being another example(not implying that I'm religious, just using examples). One man with a core group of followers that he had enough influence over that they spread a peaceful change with good intent for the world as a whole. One man, real or not, had enough impact to change people's lives to this very day. The idea of Jesus is infectious and worked for the benefit of all.
Hitler being yet another example. He used influence for everything he did, he just did so with intentions that were only good for those who would follow him. He did, however, raise enough of a following to change the entire world.
I'd appreciate it if someone would step up and take this position. It just takes the right platform. Not to be too straightforward, but to work your way to the top fast enough to make that change happen yourself. Gather a following, a vast following and keep control of it by sticking to your original purpose. Any flaws you make would be enough to push you from atop the lead, in which case your following could self-manage. It's a simple, yet nearly impossible concept to work at. I just know that at least someone out there would be able to do this.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
All my thoughts
So I've been thinking lately about the people in the area I live in. I live in one of the most well-known piece of crap towns there is; home of Kurt Cobain: Aberdeen.
I'm one of those average Joes that rides the bus, surrounded in an aura of smoke, alcohol, and drugs seeing as the people here are well-known for being dimwitted and drugged out.
The one thing that we're known for that's good is our music. And lately the music scene is falling apart. And yes, I'm one of the many young musicians out there at this day and age, but I'm also one of the few that are willing to try for change. I've been contacting all the musicians in the area, trying to set something up, whether it's as small as everybody getting together at a park and having an acoustic gathering, or it being a meeting to set up fund-raisers so we can help establish a new venue.
First step: how to convince other people to join in.
Second step: where to have this get-together
Third step: what to discuss at the get-together
Fourth step(the hardest one): getting people to follow through.
Monday, March 21, 2011
I can't believe the ignorance of people these days. People on Facebook are saying Japan deserves this for Pearl Harbor. Even after 70 years have passed, and we got them back in two civilian cities, they're said to deserve this act of nature? It's sad, and then there are those that have the brains to try and connect the tsunami and earthquake to global warming, but I won't even get into that, it's just, in my mind, complete bullshit.